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Subject: Position at East Riding of Yorkshire Archives

Position at East Riding of Yorkshire Archives

From: Linda Barone <linda.barone<-at->
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Paper Conservator
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

Salary: UKP UKP21,519, annual

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week.  some evenings

Contract type: Permanent.

We are looking for a Conservator who specialises in flat items for
an exciting opportunity in a spacious well-equipped lab.  The
conservator will treat a wide variety of paper and parchment
materials, including manuscripts, maps, architectural plans and
photographs.  The repair of wax seals and rehousing documents are a
part of this role.  He or she will participate in outreach
activities such as tours, tutorials for the public and designing an
occasional exhibit, as well as supporting our preservation program
through environmental monitoring and surveys.  The training and
supervision of volunteers will be shared by working together with
the Senior Conservator.  We accept treatments for income, so the
conservator will also be handling their own estimates and some
deadline work.  He or she will be expected and encouraged to keep up
with new research in the field.

We prefer a paper conservator with an open attitude toward lifelong
learning, who is intrigued by new challenges, and who is hopefully
excited about map repair.


    Graduate degree in conservation from a recognized training
    program or equivalent in practical experience

    Treatment experience in the conservation of paper- and
    parchment- based items, preferably but not necessarily in an
    archive or library conservation department

    Ability to safely handle rare and fragile materials and to work
    with small tools with accuracy and precision

    Knowledge of documentation procedures including digital

    Understanding of and adherence to the AIC Code of Ethics and
    Guidelines for Practice

    Knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of paper and
    parchment items, and the substances used to treat them

    Ability to work as part of a small and friendly team

    Ability to work for extended periods standing, to lift
    moderately heavy boxes and to tolerate moderate levels of dust

Please note: At the interview, candidates will be asked to present a
portfolio of their work to the search committee.  For informal
questions, please email linda.barone<-at->eastriding<.>gov<.>uk

Interested applicants are invited to visit


Here they will find more information about the Conservator position,
and how to apply for it online.

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 9, 2013
Anticipated interview date: April 9, 2013

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of
opportunity in employment.

Linda Barone
Senior Conservator
East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service
Beverley, East Yorkshire

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:35
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Received on Friday, 25 January, 2013

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